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Throw the Rule Book Away When Decorating with Shiplap

Popularized by Joanna Gaines on HGTV’s “Fixer Upper,” decorating with shiplap has taken on a life of its own. Fans of the show even refer to the versatile hardwood paneling as Joanna’s shiplap. While it originated as a sturdy exterior framing material on the western plains, shiplap is now being...

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How to Get Joanna's Shiplap in Your Home

Thanks to HGTV’s “Fixer Upper,” starring Waco, Texas, husband and wife Chip and Joanna Gaines, people from coast to coast are swooning over shiplap. This horizontal pattern of interlocking wooden boards was traditionally used to build sheds and barns, but Joanna’s shiplap is creating a buzz because she brings it indoors.

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Tips for Creating the Fixer Upper Rustic Modern Look in Your Home

Are you crazy for the Fixer Upper rustic modern look popularized by HGTV stars Chip and Joanna Gaines? You’re not alone. Many fans of the show, including farming families, city dwellers and busy suburbanites, yearn for Joanna’s signature oh-so-comfortable rustic modern look.

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Superior hardwood: an investment in beauty and durability

Everyone loves a good deal. We’ve all seen advertisements, commercials and in-store sales promoting cheaply made hardwood products. Though the sticker price is appealing, inferior hardwood is no bargain. In this Hardwood Advisor, Baird Brothers’ Steve Stack talks about the unmatched quality of fine hardwood, and how Baird Brothers’ customers...

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How to Build the Ultimate Workbench for DIY Projects

As a do-it-yourselfer, you have a long list of projects around the house you can’t wait to tackle. However, before you can start on any of those, you’re going to need a dependable workbench, and if you don’t have that, well, it’s obvious what project should be top priority.

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Bar Top Blog

Using bar rails to take your bar top to the next level

Whether it’s the focal point of an open kitchen or the pride and joy of your man-cave, a home bar is a great way to make any space more conducive for get-togethers and parties.

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You Can Trust Baird Brothers’ American-Made Hardwood Flooring

For most homeowners, cost is a factor when buying hardwood floors. The big box stores and deep discount suppliers offer what seem to be great deals. But do you know what you’re getting when you load up your cart with bargain hardwood? Where is the lumber from? What adhesives were...

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The 411 About Hardwood in the Kitchen

Baird Brothers’ Steve Stack discusses ways to incorporate hardwood in your kitchen design, and what to know before you install. “In the kitchen, hardwood is exposed to the worst of the worst — water, heat, spills, sharp tools and heavy foot traffic,” Steve said.

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Hardwood has a starring role in today’s kitchens

According to the recently released 2016 U.S. Houzz Kitchen Trends Survey, among the 72 percent of homeowners who are updating flooring during their kitchen renovation, hardwood flooring is most popular in nearly all regions. Baird Brothers expert Steve Stack is not surprised.

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Why engineered hardwood flooring could be the perfect choice

For 55 years, Baird Brothers’ solid hardwood flooring has added warmth and charm to homes all over the nation. Now, that same American-crafted beauty is available in Baird Brothers' engineered hardwood flooring. In this issue, Baird Brothers’ Steve Stack explains what engineered hardwood flooring is and how to decide if...

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Baird Modern Dining Room Hardwood Floors

Premium Hardwood Flooring Means No Regrets

"The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten." -Benjamin Franklin

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